Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun snipe

2 senses of snipe

Sense 1
snipe -- (Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks)
       => shorebird, shore bird, limicoline bird -- (any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries)

Sense 2
snipe -- (a gunshot from a concealed location)
       => gunfire, gunshot -- (the act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb snipe

3 senses of snipe

Sense 1
snipe -- (hunt or shoot snipe)
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

Sense 2
sharpshoot, snipe -- (aim and shoot with great precision)
       => blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")

Sense 3
attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

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